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- To turn (something) upside down, to invert (something).
2001, Jonathan Francis Bennett, “Chapter 3: Descarte's Physics”, in Learning from Six Philosophers: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, ISBN 019926628X, page 58:
- Take a long tube full of mercury and up-end it with its open end in a pool of mercury, and, Torricelli found, some but not all of the mercury flows out of the tube
2007, Bonnie Kime Scott, Gender in Modernism: New Geographies, Complex Intersections, ISBN 0252074181, page 55:
- She turned on all the lights, swung the closed suitcase up to the table, shoved the table against the wall, up-ended the suitcase so that its leather side presented a smooth surface, and propped a firm sheet of white cardboar against the inpromptu rack.